Nashville Grown

Nashville Grown is a Nashville-based food hub focused on building the capacity of the local food system so that small, sustainable, local farms will thrive.  Established in 2012, the food hub helps connect about 20 small, sustainable local farms and markets located within 100 miles of Nashville’s downtown with wholesale opportunities at restaurants, grocery stores, and schools.  To ensure minority communities can access the training needed to become sustainable farmers, Nashville Grown launched its Refugee Farm Lab in 2013.  After completing a series of classes, participants can farm on the Lab’s incubator farm for up to three years and access free equipment, supplies, and mentorship for a year.  The nonprofit also runs a Landshare program, which helps match area farmers with available land.

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